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An Evening on Twin Peaks

Digital Performance Lab, University of Salford

21 May 2015 · 7:00pm

Digital Performance Lab, University of Salford, Media City UK Salford M50 2HE · Get directions

Organised by: University of Salford

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To a countless amount of people, this memorable TV quote is the gateway to nostalgia of arguably the first cult TV show in existence. Let’s go back to the early nineties: Vanilla Ice, neon shoelaces and Hulk Hogan – many would agree this short period in time was a huge atrocity in pop-cultural history. However, there was one cultural saving grace (okay, there were a few!), a small beacon of light gleaming through a terrible Kylie Minogue dance routine – David Lynch’s TV masterpiece, Twin Peaks.

Even for those that weren’t a cultured young buck in the 1990s, Twin Peaks has gained a timeless following that continues to inspire the masses to this day. From the surreal dream scene to Leland Palmer’s sad dancing; Twin Peaks is still as relevant and avant-garde today as it was in 1990. With the recent announcement of a TV return and the constant on-off negotiations between Lynch and Showtime, the show has again come to the media forefront.

Twin Peaks documentary discussion
Writer and broadcaster, Film 2015’s Danny Leigh will join BBC Radio 4 producer Dave James for a special airing of the recent BBC Radio 4 Twin Peaks documentary. A Q&A session on the making of the documentary will follow afterwards.

Lynch/Bowie: Outside Twin Peaks
Adrian Martin (Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Monash University, Australia) and Cristina Álvarez López (critic, teacher and audiovisual artist) explore the distinct multi-media worlds of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks saga and David Bowie’s Outside project, speculating on the affinities that unite them.
The event will take place on Thursday 21st May, 6.30pm for 7pm, at the Digital Performance Lab, University of Salford, MediaCityUK. The event will end at 9.30pm

For enquiries please contact the Engagement Team on 0161 295 6157, or email am-engagement@salford.ac.uk.

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